Dressed to Drill

Berkley, Paperback, May 2023, ISBN: 9780593201350

Dressed to Drill

10th Fixer-Upper Mystery

Coming May 2, 2023

Contractor Shannon Hammer has a new mystery on her hands in the latest Fixer-Upper Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Absence of Mallets….

While Shannon Hammer is thrilled to attend the premiere of the movie based on her boyfriend Mac’s latest book, she can’t wait to trade her killer heels for work boots and start her next renovation project in Lighthouse Cove: a quaint Victorian church that has seen better days. And will see them again—as a museum—if Shannon, her talented crew, and her sister Chloe have anything to say about it. They’ll bolster the apse, polish the altar, and showcase the artwork with lighting fit for a film set, thanks to Shannon’s new hire, an out-of-work lighting director from Hollywood.

But on the first day of demolition, work comes to a screeching halt when they stumble on the body of a beautiful young woman in one of the chapels. Who killed the assistant art director? Her devious boss? The mysterious lighting expert? Or the minister who isn’t quite what he seems? Suspects crawl out of the woodwork as fast as Shannon can restore it.

The church is hiding a century of secrets from the days that smugglers wreaked havoc on the California coast. But it’s a more recent secret that someone killed to protect—and might kill again. Shannon and Mac will use every tool in their toolbox to nail down the truth before any more lives are sacrificed.

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